Post # 1
My fiance and i got engaged 30/03/2012…. we both live in australia but our families live in the US and Ireland canada and colombia….
we have decided we will send our guest 1 year notice invites only because everyone including us would be from out town….
We have made the decicion it would be in America as it is easier for everyone and we are looking at April 2015….
Now we would like to be able to send our guest a (head’s up) save the date before the invite around christmas this year so they know where and when its gonna be at least but we are thiking we wont decide a date until we go to america next year and check the venues….
Basically by christmas we will only have the month, year and the country confirm….
any ideas on how to send a save the date with no actual day on it??
we were thinking Save the date USA April 2015….. does ppl actually do that?
Post # 3
If you’re 150% sure it will be in April, I guess it’s ok but personally I would wait until you have a date set with a venue. 1 year is plenty of time for a save-the-date (even international), so I would wait until the summer of 2014 to send it out. People will forget if they get it in 2013…
Post # 4
@RunnerBride13: +1000 Wait until you have a date, and a year is plenty of notice for a Destination Wedding.
Post # 5
DO NOTmake and send a save-the-date until you have an actual date and location booked. I would not send a formal “save the ballpark date— it’ll be sometime in April we hope?” stationary. Because a LOT can change between now and 2015.
That being said, there is nothing wrong with communicating with your VIP’s that you are projecting April 2015 through informal channels such as email/phone calls/etc. That way they have it in the back of their minds okay, I need to maybe start saving money now. Then send save the dates next year AFTER you have your venue BOOKED.
Post # 6
@alemolina36: The Save The Dates are meant so guests don’t make plans on your wedding date, so I wouldn’t send one with ‘April 2015’ because you cannot expect guests to keep an entire month available. Do you have any family or friends living in the U.S. near your desired destination? You could ask them to help in selecting your venue, or I’m sure you could email venues and arrange a Skype session! Depending on where you plan to be married, ‘wedding season’ in the U.S. (or at least the northern/midwest regions where I live) begins in April when the weather warms up so highly sought-after venues might be booked far in advance. Good luck!
Post # 7
Wait until you have a definite date. The whole point of save the dates for out of towners is so that they can plan travel. And you need a date to do that. The save the dates won’t be helpful for your guests until you have a date. You can spread the word about the month and location by word of mouth, but wait for an actual date to send the save the dates.
Post # 8
@alemolina36: A lot of places allow bookings of up to two years, so if I were you I would book your ceremony/reception at some point this year so that you have a date to put on your save the dates, and THEN post them 🙂